Pencil This In: Golf Clubbing in Griffith Park, Craig Ferguson, Alison Bechdel and a New Hyperopera
Craig Ferguson, host of CBS’s The Late Late Show, is at the Paley Center tonight for a premiere screening of a special new episode, followed by a conversation with Lynette Rice of Entertainment Weekly about his “improbable journey” from Scotland to Tinseltown. Tickets: General public: $15; Paley Center members $10. GOLF CLUBBING*
Calling all duffers and clubbers: Ghettogloss is bringing back Twilight at the Club in Griffith Park with Caddyshack projected on the building outside, Miss Bliss spins vinyl by the firepit and playing live are Blonde Summer and Black Crystal Wolf Kids. The driving range will be open, there’s a putting contest and golf attire is totally encouraged. Free entrance, all ages, dinner menu and full bar. But you MUST be in the park by 10 pm or you won’t get in. The clubhouse is located in Griffith Park, next to the driving range and the pro shop at 4730 Crystal Springs Drive.
Tonight at 7 pm, ALOUD at the Central Library welcomes Alison Bechdel, who’ll be in conversation with LA Times staff writer Deborah Vankin to discuss “;Autobiography and the Graphic Novel.” Bechdel follows her best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home, with Are You My Mother?—another book about her family. This time, it’s about her mom: a “voracious reader, music lover, amateur actor, and also a woman, unhappily married to a gay man.” Standby tickets only.
Crescent City—a multimedia “hyperopera” by composer Anne LeBaron with libretto by poet/performer/author Douglas Kearney—incorporates installations by six contemporary LA-based artists in a production that tells the epic story of a decimated mythical city, on the verge of being wiped off the face of the earth by another hurricane, and a voodoo priestess desperately trying to save it. The performers travel, the audience is spread throughout the space and live video is used throughout. Crescent City opens tonight at 8 pm, with performances from Thursdays to Sundays at 8 pm through May 27 at Atwater Crossing. Tickets: $25-$75.
Local author Heather Rutman is at Book Soup tonight at 7 pm to read and sign her new book The Girl’s Guide to Depravity: How to Get Laid Without Getting Screwed. The book’s based on the blog and Cinemax series of the same name. The guidebook delivers 55 rules on various topics on relationships, friends with benefits and dealing with dating.
MORE BOOK TALK
Award-winning graphic novelist Craig Thompson is at the Skirball Center tonight at 8 pm to to discuss his latest work, Habibi. The book is a sprawling epic about Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves “bound to each other by chance, circumstance, and love.” The discussion is presented in conjunction with the Women Hold Up Half the Sky exhibition, on view at the Center through May 20. Lecture attendees may view the exhibition prior to the program; the gallery will remain open until 8 pm. The event is free, but reservations are recommended.
*Pencil pick of the day